LUIS GOMEZ R
The work of Luis Gómez Rincón is based on the transformation of the abstract elements present in all spatial constructs into complex compositions that result in a sense of unease and displacement. He is constantly challenging the appearance of architectural units, the formal elements of artistic production, and the role of geometric designs functionally and symbolically. Using a diversity of media and techniques, he experiments with the limitations of two-dimensional configurations while creating unique structures that often combine drawing and painting with collage, applied materials, and a range of sculptural elements for disquieting effects. Informed by his background as an architect, urban planner, and university professor, the Venezuelan artist demonstrates a remarkable facility for working with space, fundamental geometry, and an unusual application of surface additions. This stylistic and compositional approach becomes part of his personal journey as he encounters the vicissitudes of life and unfamiliar migratory situations present during a long and successful professional career in different countries, in prestigious residencies, and on a university campus. Constantly seeking artistic methods to express his own life experiences, he uses his own aesthetic and technical solutions, and perhaps questions, to introduce the viewer to a new reality made up of obtuse architectonic arrangements and visual intricacies that may appear as puzzling as life itself. Walls are interrupted, boxes incomplete, lines merge only to disappear, and there is always a troubling sense of unbalance. However, the success of his work lies in compositions that defy that first impression because they retain their stability visually and conceptually.
Carol Damian, Ph.D.